Welcome to the 12th edition of Civil Service Quarterly.
As this is the first edition since the EU referendum, its focus is on Britain and its place in the world, looking in particular at the skills the Civil Service needs to support the Government.
This issue includes five articles with a Brexit focus:
- Brexit – rising to the challenge – Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service
- Building a department from scratch – Sarah Healey, Director-General, Department for Exiting the European Union
- Establishing the Department for International Trade – balancing the urgent and the important – Sir Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade
- How Defra is adapting to the challenge of Brexit – Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
- How FCO is supporting the Government on Brexit – Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Under-Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
The remaining articles in this edition build on the wider context of ‘Global Britain’ and include:
- Niche diplomacy: how the UK is becoming Cambodia’s partner in STEM – Bryony Mathew, Head of British Indian Ocean & Strategic Projects Section, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
- Insurance as a tool to fight poverty – Anna Edwards, Government Actuary’s Department
- Defence engagement in the modern world – Gavin Kitchingham, Assistant Head, Programmes & Resources, Defence Engagement Strategy, Ministry of Defence
- The pictorial history of government science and engineering– Dr Shabana Haque, Head of the Government Science & Engineering Profession Team
- Making history: how we secured the world’s first global climate change agreement – Lucy Geoghegan, former Deputy Head of International Climate Change Strategy, at the then Department of Energy and Climate Change
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